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If you happened upon Clearwater beach last Sunday afternoon in celebration of Labor Day, you may have spotted some of the indigenous Florida wildlife, called “Trampites,” happily at play. Full Story »
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (WFLA) – A quick-thinking Florida homeowner is being credited with saving his girlfriend from a violent home invader.
Hearing a knock on her front door, Christina Robles answered to find 17-year-old Matthew Cleveland, who asked for the location of a Largo park.
When she didn’t know where it was, cops say Cleveland forced his way in, grabbed Robles by the throat and slammed her head against the wall. Full Story »
TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida man has been sentenced to six years and five months in prison for accidentally shooting a gun while taking a selfie in a strip club restroom.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa announced 34-year-old Rorn Sorn’s sentencing Monday. The Asian Pride Gang member pleaded guilty in April to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.
Court documents say Sorn was at Club Lust in St. Petersburg in December when his gun discharged. The bullet went through the mirror and into the adjacent women’s restroom. No injuries were reported.
A security guard approached Sorn as he was leaving, and Sorn reportedly told the guard that it was an accident and that he “was just trying to take a selfie.” Police responded, and officers found a handgun, ammunition and drugs on Sorn. Full Story »
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Police say a Florida man has died after getting punched by his Uber driver.
A statement Saturday from St. Petersburg Police said 56-year-old Terry Lynn Kimball had died, more than a day after losing consciousness. Full Story »
Chance Richie was drunk and angry at his scooter, so he set it on fire, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
Late Wednesday, deputies found a 2016 Taizhou scooter up in a blaze in the 8600 block of Blind Pass Road in St. Pete Beach. The fire caused minor damage to two cars parked next to it.
All that was left after firefighters were through with the scooter was a scorched mess. Full Story »
A 77-year-old Florida man doused his girlfriend in “sex lube,” after she denied his sexual advances.
Police arrived at their Clearwater apartment Friday night, and found his 72-year-old girlfriend locked outside.
Roger Archambault denied locking the woman outside, and denied having anything to do with the bruises on her body…
Earlier that day, a police report says that they were in a verbal altercation.
Allegedly, Roger got upset and kicked her in the butt while grabbing her hand. Couples in the Tampa Bay tend to behave like this in order to show their love to one another, these types of things are often seen as romantic gestures in certain contexts… not for these two.
The victim said that she was too scared to call the police at that time.
Some time passed. Around 11:00 PM, Roger’s fate decided to up the ante, and go from “jackass woman abuser” to classic “Florida Man.” Full Story »
This brings the statewide total to 90 known cases of the virus contracted in 2017.
The individual’s partner recently traveled to Cuba, after which he or she fell ill with symptoms consistent with those associated with Zika. Both the person who traveled to Cuba and their partner tested positive for the virus, which can be transmitted by mosquito or sexually.
So far this year, there is no evidence of transmission of Zika by mosquito in Florida, the Health Department said.
The department did not disclose a more specific location of the people infected but said that mosquito spraying has been intensified in the area. Full Story »
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